Hey y’all! I am back with another weekly skinny! This weekend I moved into my new apartment and it is adorable. I will be sure to post pictures and a blog post when it is mostly furnished. For now, I do have a picture in front of my building.

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So a little background about my building. It was a bank built in the 1920’s and 2 years ago they decided to make them into apartments. How cool is that? I have always been obsessed with the Roaring Twenties so I am loving living in a building built in that time period. Now I know I claim to be a fashion blogger, but this outfit is not a trend you need to follow! I was moving and I dropped a ceramic crock on my foot so real shoes just are not happening at this moment. Perfect timing I know…

The rest of this week will be spent getting settled into my new place and acquiring some textbooks and school supplies. On Thursday I start my first day of junior year and I am so excited to step on USC campus again! On Friday I leave for Texas finally! I get to see my boyfriend for the whole weekend after two months. I will also be in Texas for my 20th birthday on Sunday!

It is pretty crazy around here right now. Once I get back into the routine I will start regularly posting on the blog again! I am so excited for this new year and this new chapter in my life.

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Hey Y’all! I am bringing back the weekly skinny! Now they will be on Mondays instead of Wednesdays! I just thought I should pop on here and update y’all a little. This summer has been nothing short of crazy!

A lot has happened in just the past week! I have been working non-stop because of tax free weekend. It was so fun, but also exhausting! I also took my very first trip to Ikea last week. I think that was officially the peak of my adulting. I mean I was in decorating heaven. I think I have found my second favorite place after Target of course!

I have a lot of exciting things happening this week. I am working 8.5-hour shifts, but extra spending money is totally worth it. I am also taking a lot of blog pictures for some fun collaborations so stay tuned for those. I am also packing pretty much everything I own into boxes because I head back to school in less than two weeks! I am so ready to start junior year and head back home to Carolina! What are you guys doing this week?

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Distance Is Just A Test To See How Far Your Love Can Travel

Hey y’all! So as many of you know my boyfriend and I celebrate our one year anniversary tomorrow. Unfortunately, we will be celebrating multiple states away. In honor of our anniversary, I thought I would open up to you guys a bit about our relationship. Right now my boyfriend is in Texas and I am in my hometown in Virginia. He has been gone since May 1 and I got to see him for two days in June! Best weekend!

Long distance itself is hard enough, but with the military, it is a little different. During his basic training, he could not have his phone. Our communication depended on letters and very few phone calls. After basic, I flew to San Antonio for two days for his BMT graduation. Now he is still in Texas but onto his next training. Luckily, I have a trip planned to visit which happens to be on my birthday weekend at the end of August!

I thought I would write about some things that have kept me positive, some sweet things people have sent me, and some long distance tips. The first thing I am going to share actually came in the mail the day after my boyfriend left. Bowman Designs was sweet enough to send me this necklace which is actually an old penny that has been stamped with an o and a p for our initials. I wear this necklace pretty much every day. It reminds me that no matter if I cannot talk to him he is still there. If you have a significant other I totally recommend checking out Bowman Designs because her jewelry is seriously amazing!

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The second thing I received was from my favorite online boutique, Charming Flamingos. This shirt was the perfect tee to wear on the airplane on my way to Texas. It was comfortable and everyone kept congratulating me for finally being able to see my boyfriend. I love this tee and have received so many questions about it and it is still available on the site and you can use the code VAPREPSTERS for 15% off. You won’t regret getting one for yourself!

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Lastly, The Sassy Club has really supported me. There are a lot of women in the group with military experience that have offered me advice and kind words. Also my two sisters have experience in long distance relationships as well so we worked together to form some tips in case you are in a similar situation.

  1. Make time to communicate every day.
  2. Keep busy.
  3. Don’t be afraid to cry.
  4. Have confidence in your relationship.
  5. Send letters and care packages.
  6. Visit as often as possible.
  7. Steal one of their t-shirts or hoodies and wear it when you feel sad.
  8. When you talk don’t focus on how sad you are. Stay positive.
  9. Have weekly facetime dates.
  10. Surprise each other!
  11. Send messages of things that reminded you of them that day.
  12. Share all the details about your day.
  13. Stay romantic. Don’t lose the sparkle and don’t stop doing the little things.
  14. Honest communication is key.
  15. Countdown until the next time you will see eachother.

 

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Hooray For The USA

Hey y’all! I hope you all had a safe and fun Fourth of July! So as many of you know navy is a major staple in my closet. So yesterday I had two outfit changes. I started the day in jean shorts and ended the day in a romper. My first outfit was shorts. My top is old from Urban Outfitters, my shorts are A New Day from Target, my hat is Nautica, and lastly my shoes are Target. I loved this super fun and functional outfit for running pre-ccokout errands.

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My second outfit is my favorite romper ever! I honestly do not even remember where this romper is from, but I am utterly obsessed. It is America patterned with long horns! It is super flattering. I wore the same Target shoes. Fourth of July is my second favorite holiday and so this romper is the perfect patriotic outfit. I hope y’all had as much fun as I did yesterday.

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Hey y’all! I am back after a long pause. I know I have really been a sucky blogger lately, but there has been a lot going on around here! Last week I worked Monday through Friday and right after work Friday I headed to the airport. I finally flew to see my Airman! It was the perfect weekend!

On Saturday we went to the Riverwalk, saw a movie, went to the Alamo, and even went to a soccer game, Sunday we went to the San Antonio zoo and got burgers. Then sadly I had to head back to Virginia. I may or may not have cried on the plane…

This week I have been working the children’s theater camp as well as working shifts at Francesca’s. Yesterday I spilled coffee all over myself and the car right before I walked into work. So that is how my week is going. This weekend I plan to take blog photos and catch up on some rest. I am just here to keep it real with y’all. This week has been rough and to all you military wives/girlfriends out there I feel your pain! Long distance is not easy! But, the good news is that my airman gets his phone at the beginning of next week! That means no more snail mail! How is your week going?

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Everything is Figureoutable

Hey y’all! So this is a title of another blog post that really speaks to me personally. Last week I was stressed with booking my flight and hotel for my trip to visit my boyfriend next week. I was stressing earlier this week too because of finding the time to manage my multiple jobs and run the blog. So I decided to wake up early, go to the gym, shower, and put on a cute outfit. The difference of wearing nice clothes instead of bum around clothes is huge. I felt better about myself and could start tackling the goals in front of me!

So the stylish outfit I chose was this romper from urban outfitters. I am utterly obsessed with it. It made me feel sassy and confident. I paired it with my white mules and off I went tackling my to do list. A few days off from blogging was what the doctor ordered so I could get everything accomplished. Now I am back and feeling more positive! Get prepared for lots of fun outfits and collabs coming to the blog really soon! I hope you guys are having a wonderful Friday eve!

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Less Attitude, More Gratitude

Hey y’all! So I titled this blog post because I think it is something everyone needs to remember. Lately, life has been really crazy but I have been reminding myself how lucky I am every day. With everything going on these days we should all keep some gratitude and love in our lives. That being said I want to share a few smiles with y’all.

When I found this smiley face lollipop I just knew I had to have it! This outfit is simple and fun! I am wearing a black and white stripe bodysuit from express with jeans from forever 21. My shoes are a new day from target! I am utterly obsessed with them! I hope these pictures share some happiness with you! Remember how lucky you are today!

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